Masters of Social Gastronomy: The History and Science of WINE!

MON // JUL 29

Culinary historian Sarah Lohman and resident food scientist Jonathan Soma are the Masters of Social Gastronomy. Each month, they fearlessly take on a curious food topic, breaking down the history, science, and stories behind what we eat.

It's summer, so let's crack a can of cabernet and take a deep dive into WINE.

Sarah will tell the tale of the scourge of phylloxera that destroyed the European wine industry in the 19th century, the catastrophe that paved the way for the rise and (scandalous!) fall of absinthe.

Then, Soma explores the world of legally-protected wine appellations and the concept of terroir. Learn the true impact of Prohibition and what one can really expect from Nebraska! Can a Champagne come from California, and does a rosé by any other name taste just as sweet?

Bonus: the history behind the meteoric rise of ROSÉ!

Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door


Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.

Dubbed a “historic gastronomist,” Sarah Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past. She chronicles her explorations in culinary history on her blog, Four Pounds Flour, and her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She appears on the Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction? and is 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy with co-founder Jonathan Soma.

Currently, she works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food, including institutions such as The American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Science, Boston, and The Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Her first book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, was published with Simon & Schuster in 2016.

Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He cooks for fun, codes for hire, and has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin. His work has been featured everywhere from Gawker to The New York Times.


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